Charity Events 2021/2022
Throughout the school year St. Thomas’ pupils, staff and parents will be taking part in a variety of different charity events and fundraising activities. We would like to thank everyone for their continued efforts and say a very big well done! Please have a look at the charities we have supported so far and what we have done to raise awareness. Please click on the charities logo if you wish to find out more about the charity.
MacMillan – World’s Biggest Coffee Morning - September 2021
MacMillan Cancer Support are a charity that help and support people affected by cancer; from diagnosis, throughout treatment and beyond. They aim to reach and improve the lives of everyone living with cancer; they do this by helping give people the energy, strength and inspiration to take back control, live life to the full and feel more like themselves again as ‘life with cancer is still life’. Unfortunately with the recent global pandemic this has been made ever so more difficult. Delayed diagnosis' and a backlog in treatment and care are having devastating effects and consequences. Making this year's Macmillan Coffee morning more important than ever.
This year to help raise money and awareness for MacMillan Cancer Support we held coffee morning and invited our parents and carers along to join us for a cup of tea and slice of cake, staff and pupils came to school wearing something green, from jumpers to socks and bows in our hair and we held a cake sale after school.
Thank you to everyone who very kindly donated cakes, bought cakes and came to school wearing something green!
In total we raised a fantastic £139.37 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Harvest Festival - October 2021
At the end of the Autumn 1st half term, children, staff and parents/carers joined together in church for a special service to celebrate Harvest Festival and give thanks. We would like to say a huge thank you to those who showed their support and donated items to the harvest collection; this has now been delivered to Stockport Food Bank and has been very gratefully received.
Poppy Appeal - November 2021
The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal helps to provide modern veterans, service men, women and their families with crucial advice and support. The poppy is worn as a symbol of remembrance for those who have fallen but it is also a symbol for the future of the living.
In the lead up to remembrance Day St. Thomas’ staff and children had the opportunity to buy a poppy and items from the Poppy Day goodie box to show their support for this charity and the fantastic work they do supporting those who have fought to keep our country free and safe, and the families of those men and women who gave their lives and did not return. Thank you to all those who donated to this worthy cause.
BBC Children in Need - November 2021
BBC Children in Need is a charity that aims to help every child in the UK have a childhood that is safe, happy and secure and one which allows them the chance to reach their full potential. Children in Need provides grants to projects across the UK which work with children and young people who are disadvantaged; this may be through poverty and deprivation, children who have been victims of neglect or abuse or due to disability. Children in Need currently supports 2500 projects; some of the local projects that have received funding from Children in Need include Stockport Young Carers, Home-Start, Together Trust, Arts for Recovery in the Community and the Charnwood Trust plus many more.
This year to raise money for Children in Need and to help them continue funding projects, children and staff from St. Thomas’ came to school dressed as their hero or Pudsey related clothing!
Together we raised a total of £109.69 for Children in Need. Thank you.
Save the Children – Christmas Jumper Day - December 2021
Save the children is a charity that supports children across the UK and around the world. They go into areas of desperate need including dangerous war zones to help children who are affected by events totally out of their control. They make sure that children are safe and healthy and they support them to learn, grow and become who they want to be. Some of the ways in which they do this is through providing essential nutrition, healthcare and education.
This year we decided to help support Save the Children by wearing our Christmas jumpers on Christmas Jumper Day.
In total we raised £66.85 for Save the Children.
Comic Relief - Red Nose Day - March 2022
Comic Relief is a charity that helps people in the UK and around the world to live free from poverty, violence and discrimination. By partnering with projects and organisations they are able to support millions of individuals and help to find the best possible solutions to tackle these issues.
This year children and staff from St. Thomas' showed their support for Red Nose Day by coming to school wearing something red and with a joke to share. Here are some of the jokes from our year 1 children:
"What do you call a train that eats chewing gum? .. A chew chew train"
"What roams the ocean? .. A dinofish"
"Knock knock" - Who's there? - "Lettuce" - Lettuce who? - "Lettuce in!"
In total we raised £71.00 for Red Nose Day.